megaproject

noun
mega·​proj·​ect | \ ˈme-gə-ˌprä-ˌjekt How to pronounce megaproject (audio) , -jikt also -ˌprō- \

Definition of megaproject

: a major project or undertaking (as in business or construction)

Examples of megaproject in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Battery of the Nation will be an energy megaproject. Nathanial Gronewold, Scientific American, "To Boost Renewable Energy, Australia Looks to Water and Gravity," 18 June 2020 There was no mention in Chevron’s statement of any reductions at Tengiz, its over-budget megaproject in Kazakhstan. Kevin Crowley, Bloomberg.com, "Chevron Halts Share Buybacks, Slashes Permian on Oil Rout," 7 May 2020 To Ethiopians, the dam is a cherished symbol of their ambitions — a megaproject with the potential to light up millions of homes, earn billions from electricity sales to neighboring countries and confirm Ethiopia’s place as a rising African power. Declan Walsh And Somini Sengupta Graphics By Jeremy White Photographs By Laura Boushnak, New York Times, "For Thousands of Years, Egypt Controlled the Nile. A New Dam Threatens That.," 9 Feb. 2020 But without a wider bridge, Virginia will end up moving its bottleneck three miles closer to the Maryland line, said Susan Shaw, VDOT’s megaprojects director. Washington Post, "Maryland plan to widen I-270 first could make traffic worse, toll lane advocates say," 11 Oct. 2019 To Ethiopians, the dam is a cherished symbol of their ambitions — a megaproject with the potential to light up millions of homes, earn billions from electricity sales to neighboring countries, and confirm Ethiopia’s place as a rising African power. Declan Walsh, BostonGlobe.com, "For thousands of years, Egypt controlled the Nile. A new dam threatens that.," 9 Feb. 2020 Stevens was a friend and producer of some of the great talents of his time; Kaiser made his reputation in Washington on megaprojects such as the 2002 Sondheim Celebration, a stunning musical retrospective. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "How the Kennedy Center’s theater chief sniffs out Broadway-worthy winners," 4 Oct. 2019 If the decision is made to construct the megaproject, the state would get $100 million back from the group for its work, according to Meyer. Elwood Brehmer, Anchorage Daily News, "Former AGDC president makes pitch to retake reins of Alaska LNG Project," 10 Jan. 2020 His Related Companies is a lead developer of the new $25 billion Hudson Yards megaproject in Manhattan, which has been described as an upscale city within a city with multiple skyscrapers and a shopping mall. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, "University of Michigan plans $300M-plus 'innovation center' at failed jail site," 29 Oct. 2019

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Megaproject.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/megaproject. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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